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Occupational Therapy Practitioner

NHS AfC: Band 4

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Occupational Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 4
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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River House, Bethlem Royal Hospital, Monks Orchard Rd, Beckenham BR3 3BX
£23,810 - £27,023 per annum inc
28/10/2018 23:59

There are exciting new positions within in an innovative secure inpatient service that supports individuals with mental health conditions and have a history of offending

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work within ward teams at River House on the Bethlem hospital site. You will work alongside clinical teams comprising Nurses, Doctors, Social workers, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists to co-ordinate and facilitate a programme of recovery based activity for service users. 

The role is challenging and will involve a mix of activity provision and the completion of support role duties. You will support service users with complex mental health needs through individual and group work that will focus on their goals and aspirations. 

With support from an Occupational Therapist and alongside service users, you will design programmes to support fluctuating motivation and support individuals to work towards independence whilst developing their skills and confidence. The programme will need to support service users at different stages of recovery and include a mix of recreational, vocational and educational activities to be delivered within the wards and the community.  The activities will promote recovery, independence and well-being and compliment service wide therapy programmes, the Recovery College Forensic Campus and various community projects.

You will be caring, practical, motivated and dynamic. You’ll be passionate about providing high quality care that is safe and patient centered. Good communication skills are essential for this role as well as the ability to work with people in a multidisciplinary team. You will be required to work flexible hours and this will include evenings and weekends.

We will support you to develop, you will be clinically supervised an Occupational Therapist and will have access to a peer learning and support forum facilitated by the Professional Head for Occupational Therapy. You will also be expected to participate in regular appraisals to review progress and follow Personal Development Plans.

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Cook (Professional Head for Occupational Therapy) or

Miriam Pucyutan (Clinical Specialist Occupational Therapist) at River House or on 0203 228 8400. 

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